Lisa Digernes provides advisory services, enforcement and clearances of intellectual property rights, in addition to drafting and negotiating agreements.

Lisa is also head of Bull’s intellectual property, media and technology departments and is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association's law committee for intellectual property and marketing law.

Lisa has extensive international experience in intellectual property law and worked as a lawyer in New York for more than 10 years before moving back to Norway. Her primary focus is the film/TV, publishing, advertising and art industries.

Lisa’s practice centers around international agreement negotiations, which results in her having developed a large network of lawyers worldwide.

Awards and rankings

Clients describe Lisa to The Legal 500 as "a Norwegian and US qualified attorney and really well skilled in tackling cross-Atlantic related matters within several practice areas" and that she "has excellent knowledge which she shares generously, and she always finds a solution to any problem".Lisa is ranked by The Legal 500 as one of Norways leading lawyers within Intellectual Property and TMT.Lisa is described by our clients as:"Lisa Digernes is just amazing. She is very skilled and is very intelligent in the way she approaches each obstacle and she makes you see things in a way that makes you understand things better. I have used her several times now and have recommended her to others. I recommend her for her skills as a lawyer, in her efficiency in getting things done, negotiations skills as well as in her integrity which is very important to me.’"


  • 2018
    Management course, BI Norwegian Business School
  • 2002
    LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
  • 2000
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Oslo
  • 1998
    Legal studies, University of Greenwich, London, England

Work experience

  • 2020–
    Partner, Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS
  • 2012–2019
    Attorney and senior attorney, Advokatfirmaet Ræder
  • 2011–2012
    Partner, Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
  • 2002–2011
    Attorney, Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

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